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mystery fly larva in decaying log
Keith Short
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Posted on 21-07-2020 22:44

Location: Loves Park, Illinois, USA
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I found this larva in a tree that was rotting in a forest in Northern Illinois. I was searching for fungus gnats but did not find any. I took a cup of the rotting material and processed it in a Belize Funnel and got this critter. It has grown considerably in the week since I found it eating? There were some Drosophila melanogaster larvae available as well as potting soil in the container where it was kept. The posterior reminds me of a dolichopod, but the anterior end does not look a thing like a doli.

Anterior closeup

Posterior closeup

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Posted on 22-07-2020 07:31
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Location: Amsterdam, NL
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Add a reply to your own message with some text, for example: habitus or anterior part, and you can add the next photo. For each extra photo you want to show you have to add a reply.
By the way, I do not know what this is.
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